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Apply for your OsgoodePD Professional LLM 4 steps.

Below you will find information on applying to LLM Degree programs through the OsgoodePD application portal. We encourage applicants to apply early to our LLM programs as the Admissions Committee meets regularly to review completed files.

If you’re interested in applying for Single Course Enrollment, you can find instructions on how to apply here.

Step 1: Create Your OsgoodePD Applicant Profile

The process begins by creating an applicant profile in our online application portal. This portal allows us to gather your information, transcripts, and other documents electronically. Once you have done that, you will receive an email with directions to create a new password for your application, along with a link to access the application. Please make note of your log in credentials so that you can access your application in the future. If you experience any technical difficulties with your application, you can email admissions-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Step 2: Upload Your Application Documents

You will be asked to complete your personal details and upload relevant documents as you progress through the application. You will be able to log into the applicant portal and use the documents check list to see if any items are still outstanding.

Keep in mind that in order for the Admissions Committee to review your application, your file must be complete – meaning that you must have submitted all required documents including a copy of your unofficial or official transcripts, current CV/Resume, writing sample, two references and proof of English proficiency (if required).


Upload an up-to-date resume/CV. If you have been called to the bar, please indicate the year and jurisdiction.

Writing Sample

Upload a writing sample that best demonstrates your preparedness for graduate-level academic research and writing. While what you choose to use as a writing sample is up to you, the following are acceptable writing samples:


    • An academic paper (a good choice if you have recently or are currently enrolled in an academic program)
    • A memorandum or factum (if you have been out of school for several years)
    • If you don’t have one of the above, you can write a 5-10 page research paper on a legal subject you’re interested in

Click here for more Writing Sample tips!


    • Unresearched opinion piece
    • Co-authored papers/documents
    • Non-analytical summary of law
    • Court pleading or form
    • Other legal documents

Recommendation Forms

Provide the contact details of 2 referees in the application who can assess your academic potential to complete the LLM successfully. Once you submit your application, your referees will receive an automated email from OsgoodePD Admissions, with a link to complete the reference form.



Upload full and complete copies of your unofficial transcripts from every university where a grade was received for course(s) completed and/or a degree was earned.


If you have taken courses at York University in the past, we will obtain York University Transcripts on your behalf. Please provide your York student number with the application and ensure that you have no outstanding fees, so that your transcript can be released.


You must submit final official transcripts received in university envelopes sealed by the issuing university to the address below.

By Regular Mail or Courier

Osgoode Professional Development Admissions
Osgoode Hall Law School – Ignatt Kaneff Building
92 Scholars Walk, Room 0015
York University
4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON

Important Notes About Transcripts

  • Transcripts from WES or other credential evaluation services are NOT considered official and will not be accepted.
  • To be considered ‘official’ transcripts must be received in envelopes sealed by the issuing institution.  Photocopied or faxed transcripts will not be considered official.
  • To be considered ‘final’ transcripts must indicate that your degree has been conferred.
  • If transcripts are in another language (and your University does not issue translated copies), an official English translation by a certified translator is required. Translations must be received (see address above) in envelopes sealed by the certified translator.
  • Any mailed documents received by OsgoodePD Admissions may take 10-15 business days to be processed. You will see this reflected in the document checklist on the home page of the application portal.

**Submitted transcripts become the property of York University and will not be returned.

Proof Of Language

If your first language is not English, you must show you have an acceptable level of English by completing a language proficiency test.

If you have completed at least 1 year of full time study at an accredited university where English is the ONLY official language of instruction at the institution level (not only the program level), you will not be required to provide a language test.

Please visit our website for details regarding language proficiency requirements.

If you have written a test in the last 2 years, and your results meet the minimum requirements, then you can request to have your scores sent to us. In the case a language test is required but not received by OsgoodePD, our Admissions Committee has discretion to make a conditional offer pending receipt of satisfactory language test results.

Results submitted by mail must be sent to the address provided in the transcript section above. Electronic result submission is permitted if received directly from the issuing test centre (ex. IELTS, TOEFL). You can also elect to upload an unofficial copy of your score report as part of your application.

For those opting to complete the Duolingo English Test, and wish to send an official copy of the score report to OsgoodePD, please select York University – Undergraduate Studies as the recipient.

Step 3: Pay and Submit

At the end of your application form, there will be a required, non-refundable $130 CAD application fee. After submitting the application fee, please wait for the confirmation message, which verifies that your payment has been approved. Once you see this message, you will be able to submit your completed application.

Please note, refused credit card charges automatically halt processing of the application. If you encounter any technical challenges, you can contact admissions-opd@osgoode.yorku.ca for help.

Step 4: Now What?

If the Admissions Committee requires any additional information from you, we will get in touch.

The Admissions Committee begins making admissions decisions in the second month of the application cycle (i.e. for Winter 2021 applications, decisions will be issued in July 2020). International applications are reviewed first, in order to provide decisions for those who may need to apply for a study permit.

Early offers of admission will be made to domestic applicants with particularly strong profiles, however majority of domestic application decisions will be issued beginning one month before the application deadline until one month after the application deadline (i.e. for Winter 2021 applications, most decisions will be made between September 15th and November 15th).

You will receive an email from OsgoodePD Admissions as soon as a decision is available. If you receive an offer of admissions, it will include a deadline to accept your offer.


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